FAVEL
PARRETT

Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett's first novel, Past the Shallows, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary award 2012 and also won the Dobbie Literary Prize and Newcomer of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Most recently she was awarded the Antarctic Arts Fellowship allowing her to travel to Antarctica to complete research for her latest novel, When the Night Comes.

Awards

Miles Franklin Award 2012 - SHORTLISTED
Newcomer of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2012 - WINNER
2012 Dobbie Literary Award - WINNER
Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2012- SHORTLISTED
Literary Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 201 - SHORTLISTED
Debut Fiction, The Indie Awards 2012 - SHORTLISTED
ABA's Bookseller's Choice Award 2012 - SHORTLISTED

When The Night Comes

Coming 26 August 2014

"Blue white ice that floats on a moving sea
It is the opposite of grey
It is the opposite of everything I had known"

Favel Parrett delivers an evocative and exquisitely told story about the moments that change us and the moments that save us.

Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp grey of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything.

Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all – of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest, coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything.

But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all.

For Isla, those two long summers will change everything.

PAST THE SHALLOWS

Past the Shallows

Past the Shallows is a hauntingly beautiful story of the bond of brotherhood and the fragility of youth. Told told with an elegant simplicity, this is the story of two brothers growing up in a fractured family on the wild Tasmanian coast. The consequences of their parents' choices shape their lives and ultimately bring tragedy to them all.

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. When Miles isn't helping out on the boat they explore the coast and Miles and his older brother, Joe, love to surf. Harry is afraid of the water.

Everyday their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. He is a hard man, a bitter drinker who harbours a devastating secret that is destroying him. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father's mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father's anger.

"If you read only one book this year, make sure it's this".
The Sunday Times

"This book is that rare thing, a finely crafted literary novel that is genuinely moving and full of heart".
The Age

Publishers

HACHETTE AUSTRALIA
9780733626579
PAPERBACK
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION

HODDER & STOUGHTON - UK
9781848547506
PAPERBACK
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION

HOFFMANN UND CAMPE - GERMANY
978-3-455-40434-0
HARD COVER
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION

GRAN VIA - ITALY
978-8895492261
PAPERBACK
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION

SIMON & SCHUSTER - USA
9781476754871
PAPERBACK
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION

LATEST PUBLICATIONS
& EVENTS

Your Cabin, Your Home
Meanjin 2, 2014

Tarbrush Hickey in the Frozen South
Great Ocean Quarterly - Volume 1:2

Lebanon
The Best Australian Short Stories 2013

Upcoming Events

27th August - Hobart: In Conversation with Zane Hacker (For further details click here.)

29th August - Melbourne Writers Festival: Book Launch (For further details click here.)

30th August -Melbourne Writers Festival: In Conversation with Jason Steger (For further details click here.)

1st September - Sydney: Potts Point Bookshop (For further details click here.)

2nd September - Sydney: Blues Point Bookshop

3rd September - Sydney: In conversation at Mosman Library (For further details click here and here.)

3 September - Bookoccino (For further details click here.)

5/6 September - Brisbane Writers Festival (For further details click here.)

8 September - Kingscliff/Byron Bay (For further details click here.)

11 September - Brisbane: Avid Reader Bookshop with Zane Hacker (For further details click here.)

Contact

Publicist (Australia) - Anna Egelstaff (Hachette): anna.egelstaff@hachette.com.au
Agent (UK) - Susan Armstrong (Conville and Walsh): Sue@convilleandwalsh.com

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